FOTL DEBUTS BIG PUMPKIN STORYWALK
AT UNION POINT PARK
President Joanne Straight and VP Judy Hills assisted by Secretary Lisa Keesen and her teenage son Alastir, set up and took down the Big Pumpkin StoryWalk on Saturday October 10th. The 20 panels were in the circle, beginning and ending at the beautiful Mum Arch display. There weren't many children in the park but several adults with children in tow viewed the StoryWalk. We received compliments from the adults and the children loved the story. "It was so much fun!" "We got to read!" We observed one group doing their best silly dance to the final panel. Below are a few photos.
The next planned use of Big Pumpkin will be in Union Point Park from 9:30 to 11:30 AM on Friday October 30th in conjunction with the preschool Halloween Costume Parade sponsored by the city Parks and Recreation Department.
StoryWalks are availabe for use by churches, organizations, preschools and schools at no charge. Contact us to schedule. StoryWalks are funded jointly by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library and The Harold H. Bate Foundation.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT
Because the library has been closed, they are not accepting donations for our Friends. We need books to stock the Little Free Libraries and for our next Big Book Sale. A decision has been made to accept donations at the our storage unit on a limited basis.. Please help us spread the word.
River Mills Professional Storage
2723 Neuse Blvd, New Bern
Times to drop off at office:
Tue-Thu 8 AM to 4 PM
If you have a large number of books to donate and these days/times are not convenient, call or text Judy Hills at 252.670.1913 and arrange a mutually convenient time to drop off books at the storage unit.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS NEEDED FOR LFLs
We stock four Little Free Libraries at parks. Children's books (for ages 0-8) fly off the shelves. We are constantly running out of them.
PLEASE DONATE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IF YOU CAN! THANKS!!!
NOTICE: On 10 June 2020, the Friends Board made the decision to hold our next Big Book Sale in March 2021. Due to the COVID-19, the book donations are insufficient to hold a sale any sooner. We hope to see you then! As soon as we know a date and place, we will post it here. Thanks for your understanding and please donate your excess books.